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skid plate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by zabstaCOma, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Jan 24, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    zabstaCOma

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    i am looking for a new skid plate and like the look of the "Toyota Tacoma Skid Plate Front, Under Engine Brushed Finish Anodized Aluminum". I am looking for something that i can rely on to take a hit when i wheeling.

    My question is does anyone have this skid plate ? and if so what do you think of it? IS it worth the 200$ or is a a pos aluminum that will not be worth my buck?
     
  2. Jan 24, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    Snoyota

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    One good hit and it will crumple under the impact. Its just for looks
     
  3. Jan 24, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    I mean it offers a tiny bit of protection but if your gunna use it for off roading don' buy it. It's mostly for show is what I think. I would never pay 200$ for a piece of metal like that. I wouldn't recommend it; I bought it but for fifteen bucks from a buddy.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    wat?
    ^correct. If you want a serious skid for wheeling, look at our vendor section for armor tech.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    If you're going for the look, it's okay. If you're looking for protection, it doesn't provide it. Since it is aluminum, it'll dent or crack very easily. If you want real protection, spend the money on aftermarket skids.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    That's what I am talking about. Like the moderator posted above; check the vendor section. I am not a hard core offroad guy so I have no use for real metal.... Though, the TRD skid plate looks great on any truck except gold (IMO). Many on this forum rep the TRD skid plate for looks; and it looks fairly good.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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    jhodge83 can you tell me how to look at our vendor section for armor tech?
     
  8. Jan 24, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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  9. Jan 24, 2011 at 12:36 PM
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    Go to forum list; a drop down screen will come. Look to the Right, tons and tons and vendors.


    P.S. Armor for your truck (plating and such) is expensive and should be welded by a professional. My buddy put stuff like this on (diff plate) and completely fukd it up because he cant weld for the life of himself.
     
  10. Jan 26, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    If you want to keep the looks of the skid, we offer ASFIR 4x4 skid plates for the Tacoma's. It is raw aluminum, but thick enough to take a hit and keep you on the trail.
     
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